Kearney makes one change to New Zealand Squad
New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has named a largely unchanged line-up for the third and deciding game against England at DW Stadium, Wigan on Saturday November 14 (1.00pm).
Utility Kodi Nikorima, who was a late change at half-back in last week’s playing line-up and took the field in the 19 jersey, will run on in seven this time.
The only other change sees Gerard Beale replace Tuimoala Lolohea in the extended 19-man squad.
In the process, Kearney keeps faith in the group that ground out a 9-2 victory in London, levelling the series at 1-1.
“These lads got the job done last week and it was a good performance from them,” said Kearney.
“I didn’t feel there was a need to change the team.”
With victory last week, Kearney (23-16-1) moved past Frank Endacott (22-11-2) for the most wins by a Kiwis coach.
New Zealand squad to play England is as follows:
The final and deciding game of the series at DW Stadium, Wigan on Saturday November 14 (1.00pm) is now sold out. The match will be broadcast live on BBC One from 12.45pm or listen on BBC Radio 5 Live.